So Here is what yesterday looked like. I did a jumping, kicking, sweating, calorie-torching workout in the morning which I believe made me feel a little hungrier throughout the day. So in short, Day 2 was a little more challenging than Day 1.
I started the day with Santa Claus and coffee; I seriously need some giant coffee mugs that aren’t so seasonally inappropriate. So, I was getting ready for my workout when I realized that there is no way I would make it through the entire thing without food. So I quick grabbed a half of a banana that one of the kids left on the counter and sloppily spattered it with some natural almond butter. I also had a glass of water, but by the end of the workout, I was grossing myself out with my growling and sloshy stomach noises. I came up and made myself a quick Shakeology to take the edge off.
For lunch I made one of my favorite salads: Greek salad complete with chick peas, pickled beets, farm tomatoes and onions and a little leftover grilled chicken breast. I make my own dressing with 1 T. of olive oil, 1 T. of red wine vinegar and a few shakes of oregano. I don’t miss store-bought dressing. Seriously!
For a snack I cut up a honey crisp apple and mixed up some chocolate PB2 for dipping. That one always hits the spot.
So on to dinner. I had some Un-refried beans that I had done up in my crock pot. I love this recipe. It makes a ton and it’s so easy to slap some beans in a tortilla for quick tacos/bean burritos. They freeze well, too! The kids like to put them on tortilla chips with some cheese and make nachos. I made mine with whole wheat tortillas, some slivers of avocado, a little reduced fat cheese and homemade salsa. They were super deelish!
For a snack later on, I had some green tomatoes on the counter that I dipped in egg whites, then in a cornmeal/seasoned breadcrumb/garlic powder mixture and cooked them up in a tsp. of olive oil until they were tender on the inside and crispy/golden on the outside. I set them on some Ezekiel toast triangles, and they were quite tasty! My darling husband begged to differ. His palate is not as refined as mine, I guess. 😉
Before I went to bed last night I put steel-cut oats into my crock pot with some cut up apples and cinnamon. Oh boy…I can’t wait to tell you about that!